It’s another day & another opportunity to share a FREE crochet pattern, the crochet Genus Hat.
You’re going to love the crochet Genus Hat, because it’s so fun & textured. It also come in sizes from 12-18 months to adult man.
What’s so great about this hat crochet pattern is the fact that it is crocheted from the bottom up, that means you can stop crocheting when you feel you’ve achieved the slouchy feel wanted. Which makes it really easy to customize.
The stitch pattern might seem difficult, but I’m happy to say it’s mostly double crochet stitches. You’ll easily learn where to place them to make this beautiful crochet stitch pattern.
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The crochet Genus Hat was made with a yarn from Drops called Eskimo. The color used on the beanie pictured is a beautiful light blue color combined with a darker blue.
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What’s so great about the Eskimo yarn is the fact that it is yarn weight 6, but doesn’t feel way to thick. It’s still great to work with.
It’s also really soft & warm, which makes it a pleasure to use & wear. That also means it’s great to keep you warm, such as for a beanie like the crochet Genus Hat.
You can find the yarn here.
THE PERFECT WINTER CROCHET PROJECT
The Genus hat is designed with winter in mind. It’s thick & warm & works well as a hat you’d line with fleece fabric.
While the crochet Genus Hat is a great winter crochet project, it’s also made with Christmas in mind. The crochet hat is definitely a great gift for Christmas. First of all it doesn’t take too long to crochet, but still it has all the details that makes it an interesting gift.
The crochet hat can also be made as a really slouchy hat, & will keep you warm throughout fall & winter season, while still looking good!
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HOW LONG DOES IT TAKE TO CROCHET THAT?
How long it takes to crochet something varies depending on your skill & how fast you crochet. But that isn’t a helpful answer is it?
Well, I’ve developed a yarn calculator to help you get the answer to this question.
It will help you calculate exactly how much time you’ll spend crocheting a project.
All you need to know is how much yarn you will use on the project in either meters, yards or skeins. Then crochet your test square & time it.
CROCHET GENUS HAT – FREE CROCHET PATTERN
ABOUT THE PATTERN:
The crochet Genus Hat crochet pattern is a pattern for a warm winter hat. This beanie pattern has a huge size range from 12 months to adult size. Put this to use & keep yourself warm throughout fall & winter season.
Take this hat on for a walk, or to go skiing or snowboarding. Give it your own look with your choice of color.
Size 7 mm / US: – / UK: 2
Hook I used: Waves Crochet Hooks from Knitpro
Drops – Eskimo.
Yarn amount used:
1-2 skeins of 2 different colors of yarn.
Approximately 2-3 skeins total. 100-150 g / 100-150 m / 108-163 yards.
- 5 bulky yarn.
- 100 % wool
OTHER MATERIALS NEEDED:
- Needle, find one here (if you don’t already have one)!
- Tape measure
- You might need a knitting needle
Measured with the cross pattern crocheted in rows:
13 stitches & 8 rows per 10 cm / 4”.
- This crochet pattern is written in US terms (more details).
- All measurements given are unblocked.
- Note that measurements are given as exact as possible. But crochet tension & technique might give variations in the result, that changes from person to person.
- Read pattern instructions carefully before beginning to make sure you understand everything. It might save you hours!
- Make a swatch that measure at least 10 x 10 cm / 4 x 4 inches using the stitch the gauge is given for. If your swatch matches the gauge, you’re good to go. If the gauge is wrong, you might need to change your hook. Go up in crochet hook size if your stitches are smaller & go down in crochet hook size if your stitches are bigger (more details).
- Check yarn info if you want to find an alternative or test your yarn against the gauge (more details).
- This pattern is written for 7 sizes, where the numbers for the different sizes is given in parenthesis like this: 12-18 months (18-24 months) 2-5 years (child) teen (woman) man. If just one number is given, it applies to all sizes. I recommend that you highlight or circle the size you’re making before you begin, to make the pattern easier to follow.
- At the end of each row, the stitch count is given in parenthesis.
SIZE & MEASUREMENTS:
|HEAD CIRCUMFERENCE||HAT |
|12-18 MONTHS||43.5 cm /|
|40.5 cm /|
|17,5 cm /|
|18-24 MONTHS||46 cm /|
|43.5 cm /|
|19 cm /|
|2-5 YEARS||46,5-48,5 cm /|
|43,5-46 cm /|
|19 cm /|
|CHILD||48,5-51 cm /|
|46-48,5 cm /|
|20 cm /|
|TEEN||51-53,5 cm /|
|48,5-51 cm /|
|20-22 cm /|
|WOMAN||56 cm /|
|53,5 cm /|
|23 cm /|
|MAN||59 cm /|
|56 cm /|
|23.5 cm /|
- Head sizes varies, take measurements to find the size that fits the best.
- Note: Any size adjustments affect yarn usage & you might need more/less yarn than suggested.
- Make the hat circumference wider by adding extra stitches before you start row 1, added/reduced by 3 stitches at a time.
- Adjust hat height by adding/reducing the number of rows you crochet.
dc =double crochet
DDCR =special mask/ cross stitch
sk = skip(ped)
STITCHES YOU WILL NEED:
You will need to use chains, single crochet stitches, slip stitches & the cross pattern.
Special stitch – DCCR (cross): Sk the next 2 dc, dc 1 in the same place as the basis for the next st, dc 1 in the second of the 2 st that you sk, dc 1 in the same place as the basis of the first st you sk.
Row 1: Ch 3, dc 1 in each st from prev row, turn.
Row 2: Ch 3, *DCCR 1 over the next 3 dc, dc 1 in each of the following 3 dc*, repeat from *to* across row, turn.
Row 3: Ch 3, dc 1 in each st from prev row, turn.
Row 4: Ch 3, skip the first dc, *dc 1 in each of next 3 dc, DCCR 1 over the next 3 dc, repeat from *to* across row, turn. Repeat rows 1-4.
TECHNIQUES YOU WILL NEED:
CHANGING COLOR WITH DIFFERENT COLOR ON DIFFERENT ROWS:
When working with different colors on different rows, you’ll never finish the last stitch on the last row with one color, with the color you where working with.
Do all the steps of the stitch, then leave the last step unworked. Yarn over with the color for the next st & pull yarn through.
Repeat this for every row you change colors to make the color changes look beautiful.
This hat is crocheted from the bottom up, with turning rows & is then seamed together.
If you want the same color changes as the hat pictured: The main color, color A is used until you have 2 rows left, then you’ll use color B.
Ch 48 (51) 54 (57) 60 (63) 66 st.
Row 1: Crochet sc in 3rd ch from hook, continue with sc in all ch, turn (=47 (50) 53 (56) 59 (62) 65 st).
Row 2-3: Ch 1, sc 1 in all sc from prev row, turn (=47 (50) 53 (56) 59 (62) 65 st).
Row 4 – 15 (17) 17 (18) 18 (19) 20: Follow instructions for cross pattern, repeating row 1-4 as explained under the stitch explanation.
Fasten off & cut yarn.
- With the wrong side facing. With a needle, seam the side of the beanie.
- Still working with the needle, pull through the top of every third stitch on the top of the hat with the same yarn tail, in a way that makes it possible to pull tight after going through those stitches.
- Pull tight & fasten thread.
- Fasten all threads & weave in ends.
- Make a pom-pom if you’d like & sew on.
- Sew on fleece fabric to the inside if you wish (https://joyofmotioncrochet.com/how-to-line-a-hat/).
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I really hope you liked the Genus Hat!
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- Tag me on Instagram: Take a picture of your project, use #joyofmotioncrochet & tag me!
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